Stuff and Clutter

11 They say, “How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?”
12 This is what the wicked are like — always free of care, they go on amassing wealth. Psalm 73:11-12

Urban legend has it that when billionaire John D. Rockefeller was asked, “how much money is enough?” he answered, “a little more.”

I think it’s relevant for all of us to ask that question. No, none of us are billionaires and most of us aren’t millionaires, but we live in a land of plenty. We have our basic needs met, food in our bellies, and nice clothes on our backs. Our healthcare in general has rarely been better, but we can still be greedy and want more more more.

We laugh at boat owners and tell them that they don’t own a boat but the boat owns them.

Owners of swimming pools understand that they bought a big hole in the ground that they toss lots of money into.

Is there one thing – just one thing – you can do without today that you know you should have gotten rid of a long time ago? Is anything “owning” you?

If you absolutely had to be “mobile,” could you pare down your belongings and valuables to a suitcase or a backpack?

Any chance we get to free up our lives from the stuff and clutter of the world is a good thing in my opinion.

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